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Gilad Atzmon Workshops and Jam Session

  • Atradius 3 Harbour Drive Cardiff, Wales, CF10 4WZ United Kingdom (map)
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SAX FOR FUN! presents...

Gilad Atzmon Saxophone Masterclass - Focus on Fundamentals
Venue Atradius, 3 Harbour Drive, Capital Waterside, Cardiff Bay CF10 4WZ
Time 1–3pm

Sax For Fun! are delighted to host Gilad Atzmon for these Saxophone and All Instrument Masterclasses. Atzmon has been described by John Lewis (Guardian) as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” He has toured extensively around the world as a powerhouse multi instrumentalist; he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments.

Over the years his playing has moved increasingly towards a cultural hybrid, with his Middle-Eastern roots combining with his relentlessly powerful personal style, influenced by Coltrane and bebop. He has recorded and performed with Robert Wyatt, Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album, The Endless River (Anisina).

We are very excited to host Gilad for this workshop. Gilad’s teaching method is teaching people how to teach themselves. In this masterclass, Gilad will be focusing on the basics: sound production, scales and rhythm. He believes that by now he can reduce everything he knows into three crucial principles. Come along and be inspired on your musical journey!


'Primacy of the Ear' Workshop - For all Instruments 

Time 3.30-5.30pm 

For Gilad, music is all about the primacy of the ear. After all, we play music because we like the sound of it! In this workshop Gilad will explore, together with participants of all ability levels, different improvisational techniques that are based on intuition and the ability to listen rather than on a scholarly approach to music. With 25 years of teaching music under his belt, expect a riveting two hours of hands-on group work and pearls of wisdom from a practicing musician with extensive touring experience. A unique opportunity to boost your musical abilities and master the demons that hold you back in taking your learning to the next level! 

Bring along your musical instrument, your voice and imagination! 


Jazz Jam - For all instruments 

Time 6.15 – 8pm

Join Gilad and the trio for an exciting jazz jam, open to all participants of the workshops - finish off the day performing and enjoying quality music!

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Cost £30 for both workshops plus jazz jam


Earlier Event: January 26
Amser Jazz Time
Later Event: January 28
Gilad Atzmon Quartet